Multiscale simulations of porous media flows in flow-based coordinate system Conference Paper uri icon


  • In this paper, we propose a multiscale technique for the simulation of porous media flows in a flow-based coordinate system. A flow-based coordinate system allows us to simplify the scale interaction and derive the upscaled equations for purely hyperbolic transport equations. We discuss the applications of the method to two-phase flows in heterogeneous porous media. For two-phase flow simulations, the use of a flow-based coordinate system requires limited global information, such as the solution of single-phase flow. Numerical results show that one can achieve accurate upscaling results using a flow-based coordinate system. Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2007.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Efendiev, Y., Hou, T., & Strinopoulos, T.

citation count

  • 9

complete list of authors

  • Efendiev, Y||Hou, T||Strinopoulos, T

publication date

  • September 2008